FDOM and Ticket #1024 - gsm modem oscillating between registrated / not-registrated

Tom Yates madhatter at teaparty.net
Mon Oct 27 07:55:32 CET 2008

On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, William Kenworthy wrote:

> My mistake - but then why are you saying its working?  2008.8/9 cant
> even make reliable phone calls and constantly loses/delays sms messages
> - hardly working ..., and no updates

i know me-toos are unhelpful, but i have to agree with Heat.  i'm now 
happy with 2008.09 stable; it does everything i need it to do in order to 
be my regular GSM phone *after i apply a few simple fixes*, one of which 
is the AT%SLEEP=2 fix for bouncing calypso on each reboot.  none of my 
test calls has failed to get through since then.

i agree that sometimes inbound texts don't wake the phone up, but they 
always seem to be sitting on the screen ("a new text message has arrvied, 
read now?") when i wake the 'phone up, so it may be that i just miss the 
beep when they arrive.  certainly, the old bouncing-calypso behaviour, 
where i had to send a "flushing" SMS through twice a day to ensure that i 
got any other SMSes that had come through when the modem was deep- 
sleeping, is gone.

the 'phone's definitely good enough for day-to-day use now, at least for 
me.  i think my wife agrees, as she seems to be using hers most of the 
time now, instead of her old nokia. the full list of what i've done is, as 
ever, at http://www.teaparty.net/technotes/openmoko-2.html .

i'd still like the headset to work automatically, and knowing that the 
AT%N0187 echo-cancelling fix was being automatically applied *every call* 
(so i can crank the gsmhandset.state speaker volume) would be useful. 
but unlike bouncing calypso, i can live with those, at least _pro tem_.


       Tom Yates  -  http://www.teaparty.net

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